Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

The Museum is housed in one of the last Jewish building which survived the great fire to Thessaloniki in 1917. Located right in the very heart of Thessaloniki, this imposing building has at times housed the Bank of Athens and the offices of the Jewish newspaper « L’ Independent » and is a silent witness to the great Jewish presence in this dynamic city. This historic building was renovated by the Cultural Capital of Europe Organization Thessaloniki 1997.

The Museum incorporates :
- artifacts from its permanent collections,
- photographic exhibitions the Simon Marks Photographic Exhibition : « Thessaloniki : Sephardic Metropolis » .
- A research and documentation which aims to create a database on Jewish life which would be available to the public.
- At ground floor level visitors can see monumental stones and inscriptions taken from the once great Jewish necropolis which was east of the city walls. - Also on view are a series of photographs showing the cemetery as it was in 1914.
- The central to the first floor is a narrative history of the Jewish presence from third century BC to the Second World War. This exhibit was designed at the kibbutz Beth Lohamei Ha-Gettaoth in Israel amd was paid for by "The Michael Marks Charitable Trust".
- A separate exhibit focuses on the Shoah and the tragic mass murder of the Jews who deported to Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. Only a handful survived.
- The library houses important texts that were printed in Thessaloniki from the 16th to the 20th century, covering all aspects of Jewish life including the customs and language of the Sephardi Jews.
- The museum has a comprehensivce audio-visual centre with videos covering diverse topics.
- The Museum provides special educational programs for schools.


  • Toilets
  • Computer Stations
  • Guide
  • Info center
  • Gift shop

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    Address 13, Agiou Mina Street, 546 24 Thessaloniki, Greece


    Opening hours Tuesday, Friday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 8:00pm


    Telephone 0030 2310 250406-7




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